Online Seminar "Private Sector engagement in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for biodiversity"

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Online Seminar "Private Sector engagement in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for biodiversity"

How can Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships help in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity? This was discussed during an online seminar, where representatives from different sectors shared their experience and success stories in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships.

15 July 2021: The representatives and topics were:
  • Guttemberg Ferreira, the Commercial Director of Brasil Ceras, presented the main challenges of the Carnauba supply chain, which range from social to economic to biodiversity challenges. He then presented the multi-actor partnership Initiative for Responsible Carnauba (IRC) and how it contributes in tackling these challenges.

  • Jake Kheel, the Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation, explained how including fishers as key actors into the activities of the marine sanctuary alliance and the Dominican consortium for coastal restoration helped in efficiently conserving and restoring marine biodiversity.

  • Julio Flores, the Communication Manager at Cervecería Hondureña, presented how establishing the water security alliance in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, through a public private partnership is contributing to the development and growth of the city and its surroundings by leading to water security with transparency, responsibility and trust.

  • Alfredo Volio, the CEO of Upala Agrícola, gave information about the restoration of forests and ecosystem connectivity in a pineapple production landscape and how the multi-actor partnership supported the process of restoring landscapes and building their own nursery.

  • Veronica Veneziano, the CEO of the Biodiversity in Good Company Initiative, pointed out how concrete examples of company engagement opened the doors for further work with business associations, leading towards biodiversity dialogues among businesses and other stakeholders.
The session was organized by the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity (GPBB) in collaboration with two projects implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH: the Business and Biodiversity in Central America and Dominican Republic program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as the Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for The Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

The recording is now online. Access it here.

Source: GIZ